Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Old Cinema


The Old Cinema

This was once a cinema.

Back when we still lived in packs

people would gather here

just to watch a  movie in the dark.

That thing over there was the projector.

See how comfortable these seats were.

Can you believe that you could eat popcorn while you watched?

This café was where we would go afterwards.

I don’t know why, but watching movies always made me hungry

and popcorn was never quite enough.

I can’t believe that we used to travel for an hour sometimes,

that we would cross that bridge over there

just to watch a movie 

with a bunch of strangers.

Children went to school in that building across the street.

See, this is where they played.

We have come a long way since then.

You can have all of these things at home.

You don’t need to travel or cross bridges any more.

And, of course, we all know

how dangerous it is to go out.

So, no, I don’t miss the old days.

I don’t feel safe among strangers any more.

GloPoWriMo Day 4 - inspired by this image


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    1. It's been a year since the last poetry challenge and a lot of us are still scooped inside. I hope we will be able to go to our old lives and to living in herds soon. Because, yes, this makes me sad too.